Friday, March 8, 2013

The Famous Mrs NgSK's Super Moist Butter Cake

Hi ! I always like to explore different Butter Cake recipes,
I've tried both whole eggs and egg separation method...
I still think that by using the egg separation method, it yields a moister & softer cake!

I decided to try this really famous Mrs NgSK's recipe.
I think many bakers were raving about this sometime ago.. 

It really lives up to its name!
Really cottony and moist in there,
Super fragrant too! I used SCS butter!

tried my best to decorate the cake, it looks kind of odd..  =p 
please pardon me

Somehow the cake was more fragrant on the next day!
Maybe it's the same theory as Kek Lapis and mooncakes?

A heavenly slice!
Better than any butter cake sold in stores. 
Highly recommended recipe!


Mrs NgSK's Super Moist Butter Cake

230g Salted Butter, Softened (Cool at 18-20C, not glossy)
200g Eggs, No shell (4 Medium Eggs)
 50g + 150g Sugar
200g Self Raising Flour, Sifted.
 60ml Milk
  1 Vanilla Bean, Seeds Scraped (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)

1. Preheat oven at 150C. Prepare a 8 inch square pan. Line the base and grease the sides 
(greasing helps the cake’s sides to rise well)
2. Separate the eggs, and place the whites into a medium sized bowl.
Beat egg whites until soft peaks, gradually add 50gm sugar and beat until stiff. Set aside.
3. Cream butter and 150gm sugar until pale and fluffy. 
Put in vanilla paste and and beat for a while. 
Put in egg yolks one by one and beat well after each addition.
4. Put in half the flour and mix on low speed until incorporated.
 Put in milk in 2 additions and mix until well incorporated. 
Mix in balance of flour.
5. Put half the egg whites in and mix on low speed.
 Pour the balance of egg whites in and FOLD. 
6. Pour batter into pan and level.
7. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
(After baking, I left the cake in the tin to cool hoping that it will be moister.) 


Recipe Source from : Lynara Cakes

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oreo Truffles

As promised, I'm back in 1 week's time! I really hope that this can be maintained. 
Nowadays I really need to squeeze some time out for making 1 thing each week. 
Please bear with my plain pictures as I don't have much time to decorate that much. 

I will normally start to do my stuffs when baby is asleep or my mum is taking care of her. This is considered as my ME time =) Everyone needs it!

So this week I made some simple Oreo Truffles. Quite a sinful one (in fact double sinfulness) but I'm sure all chocolate lovers will like it! 
I will binge on these when I'm home after a long day, somehow it perks me up!

Coated with chocolate and so rich & soft in there!

While I'm taking the photos of the truffles, 
I placed Lovern in the exersaucer to let her watch Babytv, double enjoyment for her! 
Her usual blur look! 

Hehe..this will be a short post, I got to run. 
It's 11.30pm now and baby is not asleep yet. 
Shes seriously a night owl!
So I'll see you guys next week again! =) Have a great week ahead!


Oreo Truffles


18 OREO Cookies (Finely crushed)

112g Cream Cheese (At room temperature)
100g Semi-Sweet Chocolate or Chocolate Chips
20g Heavy Whipping Cream

Reserve 1/6 portion of Oreo cookie crumbs.

1. Mix cream cheese and remaining cookie crumbs until blended.
 2. Shape into 1 inch balls. Leave it in the fridge.
3. Use double boil method, heat chocolate and cream until chocolate have melted.
4. Take Oreo balls out and dip into melted chocolate mixture, place on parchment paper.
5. Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
6. Refrigerate for 1 hour of until firm.


Altered recipe from : 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Featured in Newspaper - Chocolate Truffles Coated with Oreo Cookie Crumbs

Hi everybody!
 I'm finally back after a year! Motherhood is always associated with the word busy, 
yet it's adventurous! I'm learning everyday with my baby =)
My passion for cooking and baking is always there, but I only have limited time everyday which really did not give me much chance to cook something, and needless to say bake.

My baby Lovern is gonna be 10 months soon =) In the beginning, she was such a cry baby and made me really frustrated, nearly sank into depression! As for now, she's really cheeky and cheerful! We love her sooooo much!  Since she's much more manageable now, it's time for me to continue my blogging journey!

 This was taken when she was 3 days old. 
She look so different now!

 We love to put head accessories for her, 
just love to make fun of her!

 Now 9 months+ , able to blabber stuffs and stand up with support. 
More fun to play with!

Talking about blogging again, 
I decided to blog again because a timely reminder came by last week. 
I was featured in the newspaper meant for secondary students to read and was told to show a simple dessert, I decided on Chocolate Truffles Coated with Oreo Cookie Crumbs.
The reporter and photographer came over to my house to shoot the steps and final product, 
It's quite an experience for me~ interesting!
These truffles are pretty yummy and really easy to make!
Pop one into your mouth and you don't need much effort to chew them,
it just literally melts inside. Chocolaty yummy!

Here's the newspaper article and recipe in Mandarin.
I will include the English version at the end of this post~

I hope the students will try to make these! I'm sure they will be satisfied with the outcome! 

As for me, I will try my best to update my blog with at least 1 new recipe per week! 
So....stay tuned while I prepare for my next blog post! Till then!

Chocolate Truffles Coated with Oreo Cookie Crumbs

113g Semisweet or bitter sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
60g Heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon of Butter
6 Crushed Oreo cookies (remove the cream before crushing)

1. Pour whipping cream into a sauce pan, heat it over small fire with the butter. Bring just to a boil. 
2. Pour the hot cream into the bowl containing chocolate immediately, allow it to stand for 2 minutes. Then stir till smooth.
3. Cover and place the chocolate in the refrigerator until the mixture is firm. 
Takes several hours or overnight. 
4. Remove chocolate mixture from the refrigerator and use a small spoon to scrap a spoon of chocolate out. Form into bite size ball with your hands. 
5. Roll the round truffles in the crushed Oreo cookies. Place on a tray or baking paper. Cover and place in the refrigerator until firm.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sultana Scones

Hi !! I'm so sorry for disappearing for awhile (once again) !!
I've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes after a glucose tolerance test,
and need to control my diet!
High sugar is not a new thing to me, 
because I've been pricking my finger all this while to test my blood sugar.
Sometimes, the number can be scary! 
I'm trying my best to control~~
 Another 2-3 months & I can see my little baby Lovern!

OK..back to the topic of...Scones!
this is my first time making scones..with this simple recipe,
it's considered a really fragrant scone, with a hint of butter!
I made these after work..and it's meant for our dinner~
the scones went well with the blueberry jam..
I guess it would be nice to go with some english tea,
but we ate these with fresh milk instead. 
Caffeine makes me have sleepless night!

I estimated the time to make these scones to make sure that 
they are fresh from the oven when I serve them to my man.
The outer part was crispy and the inside was slightly moist~~
how enjoyable...
In the end, we wiped out everything!
Of course my man ate the most~
and he said it's not enough for him!

Do try out this scone recipe,
it's great of beginners to follow too ! =)
I will try out some cheesy savoury scones soon!


Sultana Scones

195g Self Raising Flour
40g Butter
A Pinch of Salt
100-150g Milk
1/4 Cup Sultanas
Jam & Whipped Cream, to serve with

1. preheat oven to 200 degrees. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour. 
2. Sift self raising flour into a large bowl.
3. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add sultanas and make a well in the center.
4. Add 100g milk, mix with a spatula/flat bladed knife until mixture forms a soft dough,
adding more milk if required.
5. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth.
(Do not knead dough too much, or scones will be tough)
6. Pat dough into round, 2cm thick.
7. Use a serrated knife, dusted lightly with flour, and cut into 6 pieces.
8. Place scones onto prepared baking tray, 1 cm apart. 
9. Brush with beaten egg. 
10. Bake for 20-25minutes or until golden and well risen. 
11. Transfer to wire rack.
12. Best served warm with jam and cream!


Recipe Source From : 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Melting Moments (Buttery Melt-in-your-mouth Cookies)

Hi! =)
Are you preparing for some Chinese New Year goodies??
It's a time to bake cookies again!
I did not bake these for Chinese new year...(don't think it can last till then too )
just feel like doing something..instead of just sitting here in front of the lap top~

These melting moments are really easy to make, with really simple steps.
The only problem for me was piping.
I used lots of energy to pipe the cookies out, as my piping nozzle was small..
I ended up sweating!

After all my "hard work"...haha!

I piped them into 2 patterns...
& my worst fear was that the cookies will spread and the shape will not be there after baking.
Amazingly, after following happy homebaker's advice to put the piped cookies into the fridge before baking, they turned out beautiful!

The cookies were super buttery!
& not sweet too~really melty~~~~
I like my cookies a tad more golden, so I baked it a little longer!

I can smell the new year scent now!
Can you?? =P

Melting Moments

175g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
40g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
175g plain flour
40g cornflour (cornstarch)

  1. With an electric mixer, cream butter and icing sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extra and beat for a few seconds.
  2. Sift the flour and cornflour together over the butter mixture and mix until smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped piping nozzle. Pipe into the required shapes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Space the shapes well apart.
  4. Bake the cookies in preheated oven at 180degC for 12 minutes or until they are a pale golden colour. Leave for a few minutes on the baking tray to firm up slightly before transferring to wire rack to cook. 
Note: To prevent the cookies from spreading and hold the shape better, after piping, chill the tray of unbaked cookies in the fridge for about 30mins before baking. 

Recipe Source from : Happy Home Baking

Saturday, December 31, 2011

We're Having a Baby Girl ! =)

I had my detailed scan about 1 month ago...
it was quite nerve wrecking once again...!
I'm always so nervous when it comes to tests which will tell me baby is healthy..or not..
Must really thank God that baby is growing normally and all organs and facial appearances are fine!

Sonographer told us we are having a girl for sure! =)
My man had always wanted a girl..for our first his dream has come true...
I can foresee that he will be a lovely father~
We deicded to call her Lovern =)
I had this name in my mind years ago, now it comes into good use!
Many people will tell me it's hard to pronounce..
it's actually Lover-n..I just want her to be sheltered and filled with love!

The gynae told me that baby's head is small in size, but her legs are long! man's height is i guess she takes after him?
because I personally have short & fat legs..HEHE!!

I'm going to share a few pictures of our Baby Lovern!

Can you see her skull? 
this is the front view...quite scary an alien!

little feet that we are going to hold and tickle in approximately 16 weeks time..!
& I think it might be earlier..

I'm going for a check up on 3rd January..time really flies! =)
Can't wait!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Non Baked Oreo Cheesecake (25% Less Cream)

Hi my readers! =) 
I'm now in my 24th week and trying to get myself to do something other than work and rest~
I wanna get my bum moving, so that it can help to shorten labour time..
Although I already do a lot of walking, I still want more! To help in digestion too~
I decided to start baking/cooking again~

I was craving for some blueberry cheese tarts sold in traditional cake shops,
but somehow, I can't find it anywhere!
I need some cheesy stuffs~so made these Oreo cheesecake with less cream & icing sugar!
to make it "not so sinful"
My man joined me and we made these together~!
He's my helped in washing the dishes and bowls..hehehehe
Must really thank him~

Actually, I made this cheesecake previously HERE 
it was well received by my family members~

this time round I made them into little cups again, 
so that I can keep some for the next few days, eat one cup at a time.

Cream was reduced from 260ml to 200ml and icing sugar from 50g to 25g.
Still tasted yummy!

The soft creamy cheesecake! =)
I had one cup for my breakfast!

I'm thinking of making some scones next!
Stay tuned! =p 

(and yeah after so many months, I finally touched the DSLR again!)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Preparation! =)

Hi ! =) I'm back once again!
I feel that 2nd trimester is moving faster than 1st~

Not because I had morning sickness during my 1st trimester.
It's pretty much the same for me...because I still feel like me, and my tummy is not showing much..
at times, I will forget that I'm pregnant! 
the older people will look at my tummy say...
" You didn't eat well!? "
Especially my mummy and mother in law~haha!

Imagine..few days to 20 weeks, which is 5 months and still don't look preggy at all!? 
and no weight gain too..

Since I'm not showing, there's no priority when it comes to public transport.
hehe..I just got to stand throughout and sometimes I will be lucky to get a seat when someone gets off.

Just want to share one of my ultrasound picture when baby was 16 weeks
yes! she's most probably a girl! 
it will be confirmed in a few day's time!!
My man would like to have a girl =)
So I do hope that this little one stays as a girl..hehe..!
I'm starting to imagine our baking sessions together! 
That will be such a blissful thing to do...
We are naming her Lovern =p
I want her to be filled with love!

Although it's not 100% confirmed that we will be having a girl, 
I've started to buy all those girly stuffs!
You might think that I'm crazy..
but I wanna look forward to the birth of my baby, 
rather than always worrying about this and that... 
I wanna be happy!
here's some stuffs that I've bought recently...
(pictures' quality is not that good, as I used an iphone, 
the DSLR is collecting dust in the dry box!)

Pretty socks!


24 pieces of hankies! haha!

2 receiving blankets and 4 pacifiers!

Can you feel that I'm excited!?
But I've decided to stop buying for awhile.
Save up first, and get some hand me downs will be more practical, right? =)

By the way, I can start to feel movements now,
Lovern is a little clubber in me! She loves to dance at the wee hours, like 4am!
In the day, I can just feel single strong kicks, that's all =)

When I get back from my detailed scan on 20 weeks on coming Thursday, 
will update again! Wish me lucks! =)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hi Everybody!!!!

Sorry for the long wait!!
I stopped blogging for awhile initially because of the laptop...
but after that something happened!

I found out that I was pregnant, 
and bleeding came during my 5th week...
I thought it's another loss (like what I had in January 2011) my gynae was not optimistic about it.

I actually bled for 2 days straight..and it's heavy bleeding!
started to be on jabs and took a total of 7 oil based jabs near my hips.
So...somehow this child followed me till now..and I hope he/she will continue to do so!

I'm currently 15 weeks! =)
Next appointment with my gynae will be 10th Nov, I can't wait! 

Let me share some ultrasound scans with you...
this was at 12 weeks...
I was scheduled for the Oscar test, which tells whether baby has downs syndrome or other abnormalities.
I was sooooooo super worried!
Guess it's a norm for first time mums?

A closer look.. I always feel happy looking at these scans...
every scan after 2 - 4 weeks is different!
it's always exciting!

As for baking, I've stopped baking for sometime.
Only baked 2 kinds of cookies last month!
Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Chewy Oatmeal Sultana Cookies!
Both are yummy!!!!!

Now I got to watch my food and sugar intake =(
My blood sugar has been yoyo-ing quite a bit!
So please bear with my may not be food related..hehe~
or maybe there will be some extremely healthy food!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

*Away for Awhile*


You must be wondering where have I gone to?
Actually my lappie broke down last week,
just bought a new lappie! =)
But another problem is..we are having difficulty in installing lightroom here..
I always use this program to edit my pictures,
without this program..I may be able to still share recipes....

So, stay tuned and I will try to continue my blogging journey soon!